"The Operation" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
You fight with your right hand
And caress with your left hand
Everyone I know is sick to death of you

With a tear that's a mile wide
In the kite that you're flying
Everyone I know is sick to death of you
Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same, no way
You say clever things and
You never used to

You don't catch what I'm saying
When you're deafened to advice
Everyone here is sick to the
Back teeth of you

With a tear that's a mile wide
In the kite that you're flying
Everyone here is sick to the
Tattoo of you

Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same, no way
You say pleasant things and
There is no need to

Still, you fight with your right hand
And caress with your left hand
Ooh, ooh...

Sad to say...
How once I was in love with you
Sad to say...

You don't catch what I'm saying
When you're deafened to advice
Ooh, ooh...

Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same, no way
What the hell have
They stuck into you?


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    My InterpretationI could be wrong (but couldn't we all) but, my interpretation is that the song is about somebody who has suddenly become very religious, and acts better than the rest of them due to the sudden change.

    "You fight with your right hand
    And caress with your left hand."
    The right/left hand thing is a biblical allusion, with the right hand being seen as good/correct and the left being seen as bad/incorrect. While using biblical allusion, Moz is saying at heart the person is a feisty-fighting person, but is faking being some super nice, correct, morally superior person.

    I don't mean to rag on religion or anything, but being from a strictly religious family I can really see it in the song. The friend who was once just an average, fun person to be around became some 'morally superior, better than that' person.

    "With a tear that's a mile wide
    In the kite that you're flying "
    That's Moz saying everybody can see through what the person is pretending to be.

    "You don't look the same
    You're just not the same, no way
    You say pleasant things and
    There is no need to"
    Morrissey is just pointing out how artificial they're being.

    As I said, I don't mean to be offensive or rebellious!
    JeffryFeffryon April 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentOne of his best.
    anthony110on April 04, 2015   Link
  • -4
    General Commenti think this is about someone who got sexual reasignment sergery.
    they are finaly happy and cofortable withthem selfes but their old friend hate them.

    trans gederd people are often outcasts, the are seen as trators in the gay comunity and still just fags by the streight comunity.

    sad to say i was once in love with you.
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link

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